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issues of city government from pension and payroll tax reform to some of the most important discussions on how we fund a lot of our public services, whether that finding different revenue streams for our parks, are trying to find new ways to fund public transportation in the city. we're very happy to be working with mayor lee and the board to address a lot of these issues. this will clearly be a busy year for us. another component of our work is connecting the city's robuspro o assistance with our many business partners. this is a core part of mfac original purpose in san francisco. we are focused on building this capacity once again. as everyone here knows, the nature of how cities are doing business is changing. fundamentally. costly federal and state mandates continue to squeeze local budgets. increasing costs are forcing discussions about how we provide services. technology is requiring that we move more quickly than we have in a long time. building a network of partners to support our city government at this time will be more important than ever and will be critical as we were to e
another names as they serve our great city and become our great local heroes. many of these names now on this very wonderful interactive board. tonight celebrate. celebrate the whole month and make sure we remember our heroes and make sure we honor the current ones that are serving today. and let's get the filipino-american candidates rally going for more heros in san francisco! celebrate filipino-american history month. thank you everybody for being here tonight. [ applause ] here to introduce the mayor of san francisco, forecast sf sponsor and regional vice president health system innovation and community benefit for california pacific medical center, please welcome judy lee. judy. (applause). >> good morning. i've learned a lot this morning nr tim and john and i think the most personally relevant to me is john's comments about the mortgage rate hitting the all-time low. so i think i'm going to have it call my husband and take that refi offer during the break. but back to the agenda. since becoming mayor, at lee has prioritized job grow *t and making san francisco the innovation
there is a vacancy. the board may overrule the action of a department action. to my left is city attorney robert brian. he will provide the board with any needed legal advice this evening. at the board is christopher pacheco. we are joined by representatives by some of the departments that have cases before the board . scott sanchez is here and representing the planning department and ethics -- >> >> planning commission and we have ed ris kin here and christine who is the director of the municipal services and taxis and have an officer from the san francisco police department permit bureau. if you could go over the guidelines and conduct the swearing in progress. >> the board requests that you turn off all phones and proceedings. please have conversations in the hallways. the rules are as follows representatives each have seven minutes to present their cases and three minutes for rebuttals. parties affiliated within these matters must be complete within that time and members of the public have three minutes to address the board but no rebuttals. to assist the board members who wish to speak
generally meet at city hall but today is a very special day that you will learn about as we unfold our agenda and thank you again for coming. i'm going to turn the table over to mayor lee who is going to give some opening remarks. >> thank you. good afternoon everyone and welcome to our turk street emergency operations center. first of all i want to thank everybody. anybody wearing orange gets a special treat in my eyes today. anyway we're still celebrating and i never knew that wearing orange and the giants and sports will be so closely connected to what we do in emergency management but it is and it is for good reason because our city's success is really dependent upon inviting thousands more people here to enjoy our resources here in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do as a great international city. all of you have a very distinct role in all of this and it's my pleasure to begin telling you how proud i am and the months of september and particularly october have all been full of great events, and numerous events, and sometimes on schedules that while
mayor of the great city of san francisco mayor ed lee. >> audience: let's go giants! let's go giants. >> let's go giants. wow how thrilled we're are to have the world series champions back in san francisco. what a year it has been. it's been the year of the orange dragon. yeah! . orange october. but you know we have celebrated, we have screamed, we have shouted all year long and once again the giants have captured our imagination and team work and they did the hard work. often we look at sports and we have super stars and we have super stars but there is a motto on the clubhouse wall and it says "25 guys, one common goal, win today". [cheers and applause] and they certainly live up to this motto. when i see young people, all of the city supporting giants gear it's about the impact of this team. it is hard work, perseverance and hard work and work with each other. did bruce bochy and these 25 guys quick when they lost the first two games against cincinnati? no. did they accept the inevitable with st. louis? no. they carried on with determination and experts and pundits pr
. you know who you are. if i can give more to the city, i will. thank you. [applause] >> they have extra photographers that travel with them. let's hear it one more time for jocelyn and her family. thank you very much. [applause] >> i graduated from the university of california berkeley with a degree in civil engineering. i started with the department of public works in 1984. in 2003, i was asked to come to san francisco public utilities commission to take the meat on the program. i'm responsible for all the large capital projects for water, waste water, and power. it's about $12 billion of capital projects. we have a lot of projects. our water system improvement program, 80 products that span seven counties. we have a staff of about 400 city employees and about 500 consultants. puc is really embracing technology. we wanted to make sure we really had a system that would elevate all issues so we could address them in a timely manner. as you know, time is money. we have a construction management information system. it is a great tool to help us address construction and make it successful,
services with the city attorney for the general contract related items. we also have nixon peabody and squire. and nossman helping us. back in march of 2010, the board approved the three-year agreement with two-year options. we are currently in the third year, and the agreement will be expiring on june 30, 2013. back in december, 2011, you may remember, i brought before this committee, an amendment to that contract, to increase the contract by $300,000 to increase the contract to offset the cost spent and legal lawsuit related to the city of the presidio parkway project. >> in february of 2012, you may recall that i brought before the board an item to replace the $200 million dollar line of credit. athat time we were working with abdw and the rates were extremely high and we went out and came back with a new where it was yielding us a savings of $3.3 million over the court of three years. with that, we also encured $100,000 in services related to the commercial paper and this is the reason that i am bringing the item, a few months earlier than the contract expiration date. within,
records of any kind relating to discussions with any other agencies. the references to the san jose city attorney's office are dated 9 months after that. but i think what is really important is that there is a, i think, a reference in an e-mail that it was mr. st craw who spoke to the city attorney about taking these cases. so what we don't know is how this magically happened, nine months later. there are also no e-mails or other written communications of any kind internally within the staff or with any of the commissioners with one exception which i will give you in a moment. so there is no way to track how this all came about. >> it is obvious that none of you were directly involved in the decision, which considering that it involved your... it had to be completely transparent and it had to be one that everybody would accept. i did find an e-mail from the chairman. it surprised me. it said, it went to mr. san croy. read shaw's complaints is there not any reason that we can't release san jose's analysis about why st san croy's allegations fall. i don't know much about ethics but i know
tirelessly worked with our office and the community to make sure that domestic violence victims in our city are well treat and had provided with the services that they require in order to recover, in order to be able to move on. today we're also announcing a grant. we were given a grant of $650,000 from the department of justice. this is a grant that my office applied for with the assistance of casa de las mujeras. i don't know why i keep saying that. [speaker not understood] the issue of women's shelter and other organizations. the goal of this grant is to be able to enhance our ability to deliver services, especially for the most vulnerable victims of domestic violence. as many of you know, this year -- this month we celebrate domestic violence month. and every year my office has an event that we do in order to educate service providers and the public about the things we can do in order to enhance our services. and we're so fortunate today that we're also getting this grant. the reality of domestic violence is a serious crime and don't let anybody else tell you otherwise. one in three hou
years on the list. thank you. >> good evening honorable commissioners. i have been living in the city for 29 years driving a car for almost 24 years on the medallion waiting list for almost 14 years. yeah, i said it. okay. can i start over again? >> state your name. >> okay. good evening honorable commissioners. i have been living in the city for 29 years, driving a car for 24 years. on the medallion waitings list for 14 years and i am maline m alick. we have been good afternoon the right of appeal. this is the process. if you don't the city attorney says -- all due respect to the city attorney, the board can hold appeal of the individual permits but not the number of the permits. if you think about it when you get the number of permits to the taxi companies that is the denial of the original permits because all the medallions under the prop k system should have gone to the waiting list to be earned and it's the denial of the individual permits and the board should hear the appeal. we are not -- [inaudible] so we should have the right to appeal. please don't take the right aw
happening on the ballfield at at&t park, but it's happening in your city and we're so incredibly blessed to have the leadership that we have in mayor lee, board president chiu and supervisor wiener. in no time that i have been involved in the city has both the mayor and board worked together to focus on helping families thrive, through better parks, through better streets, through better libraries and our city leadership deserves such a big round of applause fortaking these steps [ applause ] i also really want to single out our partnership with mr. parks and the library. this is how cities are supposed to be. i don't know if many of you had the opportunity to come and join us at the west sunset ribbon-cutting, when we jointly opened the ortega public library and playground in this beautiful space on a beautiful sunny day just like this we celebrated a brand-new hub and we did it actually out in the sunset and this might just be the crown jewel of them all. if proposition b passes, it's $5.5 million to at long last rebuild joe dimaggio playground and create for this space all of the inc
with the child support cases. so, these are very sobering challenges that we have as a city and county of san francisco. and, so, it is within this context that the d.a. and the commission on the status of women went to and proceeded to get a grant application with our department of justice. and i will first and foremost thank president obama and the department of justice for recognizing a big gap that we have, a gap that is reflective of our multi-culturalism. and, therefore, this specific $650,000 grant is really to fulfill a huge gap that we had when we are looking at immigrant families. we're looking at particularly latino and asian families, but immigrant families who, for many years, we knew that we were not getting the right level of reports, the right level of services because of the cultural gaps here. so, this is targeted and aimed at that gap. and it is, i think, very telling that we have our immigrant families stepping up and feeling confident in this city that they can work with all the community agencies that are involved here, and really try to help us end domestic violence bec
to the city administrator's office. then you have you guys in the middle of the situation changing the rules without really getting the input from the lbes. nobody who is not a san franciscan should come here and say, i spoke to some lbes in san francisco and they kind of agree to go with the flow. that doesn't work. we don't want to badger sfpuc. but the fact is we lost on the waste system improvement project, and we were not, i repeat, not lose on the sewer system improvement project. because i have over 500 young men, i brought some of them here. i don't want to fill this chamber with some strong men. i don't want to go there, but we will not lose unless we have meaningful discussion with the union involved. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. yes, sir. >>> thank you, commissioners, art jensen with bosca. i think this is a great thing the commission did when they extend it had to a regional program to include workers outside san francisco that are paying two-thirds of the water bills and contributing to the success of the system. one question i had about the wording, and i think
and today i will settle formality city librarian luis herr ra and i would like to welcome each and every one of you to our ceremony today. this is indeed a milestone because it's not only the beginning of construction to a new new library, but it's the end of the program, which means it's a long time coming. {$}[ applause ], what it means that this is the last project and i want to especially thank. north beach community for your patience, for your persistence and your perseverance to have the state-of-the-art library here in your neighborhood. [ applause ] thank you so much very much. [ applause ] >> let's talk a little bit about this library. it's going to be 60% larger than the other library that sits over there. 60% larger. that means more books, more media, wonderful technology, wi-fi access. if you envision this space and if you look that way you have a wonderful adult area. as you walk in from the mason street side, you have an amazing teen center for all the young adults. absolutely. yelling back here, [ applause ] . that was our deputy city librarian, what can we say? a wonderfu
lovers which there are countless many in the city and having an area where the dogs can play with their guardians and having a natural place for this to happen. you see all of the elements happening here and i want to thank the team and the agencies working together and with community and ledge and the department of the environment is here as well (railroad noise). >> yes and all positive activities. the railway station is historic and it will remain that way, so again welcome to heron's head park. by the way for those of you who don't know why it's named this way is because if you ever have a chance to get above this area and see it literally is shaped like a heron's head and this is part of the honoring of our waterfront area. it's a great investment and of course it will lead me to say with the responsible, and this year is our proposition b which extends another great investment of $195 million to many other areas including the south east sector of open space that we got to take care of, and modernize. this is what rec and park does very well with dpw with all of the
becomes more apparent how much of an enabler this body has been, it enables city bodies and personnel to evade their daoulties under the law and to hide that from public scrutiny. the whistle blower laws are not be used to protect the whistle blower but to protect the target. they are being used to hide the true facts of the investigation and to allow the city agency and employees to evade their actions. they hide the extent and the validity of the investigative process used by the ethics staff and the public records law are always intended to disclose rather than conceal public matters. instead these laws are purposefully misinterpreted to protect the agencies in question but also the ethics staff. as far as you not having a conflict of interest, let's look at the arts commission when they got the report from the civil grand jury that listed what they had done, including spending $300,000 on things that they had no legal authority to do so. charging fees, that they had no legal authority and fire the cultural director and replace the head of the commission. the bottom l
and st. louis and st. louis city. in west virginia, they elected him governor, democratic senators, including reelecting mentioned who got 61% and yet the president topped out at 36% to 25% difference between joe manchin and the president spoke in west virginia. so just where to get your comments on ticket splitting in general and then maybe west virginia. >> i think you've got three different things in two different situations. unicom in missouri, let's face it, todd akin contaminated the environment and made it very, very hard for, you know, i think it didn't really help of the republicans in the state, and nationally for that matter. but the thing is in places like montana and west virginia, when, you know, you have democrats who could have told you on january 1 -- i'm sore, well, could have told you four years ago that president obama's going to be a liability in my state, and i'm going, i'm not going to have to put, there never will be any lack of distance between me and him at any point, and so there's no, you know, it's not like they have been cozying up to him and then comi
was down to 8.6% from 9.5%. total wages earned city-wide were up 8% to 45 billion. this construction spending or cost estimate number was at 3.4 billion, which is up 52% over the year previously. taxable sales was up. city revenue was up a little. and city expenditures were flat from the previous year, which is a good thing and they're less than revenues. in terms of a sneak peek of 2012, looks like recovery is continuing. we've got a nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate as of september 2012, it's down to 6.9% from annual average in 2011 of 8.6%. and we've got a gain of almost 10,000 jobs, up 2%, since the beginning of the year. this is employment development department data, their monthly labor force report release. and on that note, i conclude my briefing and entertain any questions or comments you might have. >> commissioner wu. >> i just wanted to ask on the point that you made that the data will be available electronically, that means sort of in its raw form for the public to use? >> exactly. >> i think it would be great at that time to have some sort of public training. my
plan that we wrote for this city. it was praised up and down the coast. you have a better one now, and could you reach that little book on top? yeah. and in my navy training -- when you get in an airplane you don't get in and the key in. you put this on your lap and do all the check offs. well, having been a chief executive i know their lips get tired when they read more than one page. sorry, but you know, but anyway i put this book together, and i mainly for the mayor and his primary assistants, so when bad stuff happened in the middle of the night you could pull this off of your bureau and go to the first three or four things that you have to do in order to save lives and property, and i understand this has a grandfather. okay, which is great. so thank you very, very much. it was a labor of love. i like doing things. i like doing things when people tell me i can't do them, and i like working with people who are different and boy did i ever get a load of that here, and it was wonderful, so thank you mr. mayor. you're very kind. thank you all, and i wish you well, and ag
, i will make a suggestion... i mean i am... i do find it meaningful that the city attorney reminds us that we have no legal conflict either individually or collectively. i have no obligation to the executive director, the executive director obligation is to the commission as a group and to the city and county, not personal. i can understand why we don't have staff to investigate their supervisor, that makes complete sense. so in trying to... i just want you to create a window where we didn't just rush to do something that thoughtful people were flagging for. but as we were trying to construct it, as a question of legal conflict and of our confidence to do it and our responsibility to do it, which is the other part mr. gibner raised. there is the past practice, the past example involving the deputy director, where we did seek counsel from others so that it would not be a staff colleague doing the investigation, but this body handled it. and i quite honestly can't remember if i was on at that time, and if so, whether we analyzed this, i came on in 07, probably not in time for that item.
of official information, may have been misquoted and she may have incorrectly relied on deputy city attorney improper letter to the sunshine ordinance task force in which he wrongly combined two or three of dr. derek kurr's complaints under one ball of wax wrongly. he made a mistake when he did that. in section 1040 is not whether disclosure is permitted, it is whether disclosure is forbidden. jerry made that lettering error. how a deputy city attorney can confound forbidden can permitted and then, deputy city attorney herrick fell into the same mix is really disturbing. >> let me ask you about that mr. hau. because c3-699-13, appears to use the term to the extent permitted by state law. >> i draw your attention, commissioner hur to section 1040 b. i'm assuming that state law takes precedence over 699-13. i would assume, sir, that you would know that 1040 should take precedence over the city charters or this particular government conduct code which is not even at the city charter level, if i am right. >> 1040 b, clearly states, a public entity is a privilege to refuse to disclose official in
developments regarding the casino in baltimore city. caesars is dropping the harris style casino in favor of its horseshoe brand. we broke the stews on our website. david collins joins us from south baltimore with more on what all this means. >> said passage of covent -- question 7 is a game changer. this casino will be high and. it means more of an investment from the operators. and it comes the number of new hires to 1700's. it is the vision of a gambler's paradise. they built it as the biggest jackpot. it is offered in six markets, this is from cleveland. >> it is a legendary brand coming to a legendary city. it is focused and delivering incredible service with a touch of elegance. we hire the best people and the right people. we are going to hire people that live and breed baltimore. >> it wants to begin construction next year, south of the stadium. they're still working on the design of a broad with the city. the target date is 2014. all the building will remain the same size, significant changes will be made inside. >> we're going to build a world series of poker poker room. >> unst
for private development on portland. the city would create an opportunity to see development on the waterfront and given the port flexibility in our jobs housing partnership obligations. would love your support today. thank you. >> president chiu: any further discussion? colleagues, can we do this same house, same call? passed on the same reading. why don't we skip over our 3 pm special orders and go to our committee reports, item 12. >> clerk calvillo: 12 through 15 were considered by the budget and finance at a special meeting on november 1, 2012 and forwarded to the board as committee reports. item 12 was amended, an ordinance amending the business and tax regulation code to prevent the payroll tax exclusion for small businesses 2012-15 from terminating in the event the voters passed a gross receipts tax. >> supervisor farrell: this is cleanup legislation to the small business payroll legislation we passed earlier. it was drafted before the gross receipts or proposition e language was drafted. this is to clean it up. it would have terminated on passage of proposition e that will be decided
, in order for the city operations committee, since they took the time to hold a hearing on the nudity, why there is still no public discussion of a dead gay man named joe samolstan that died under controversial circumstances at san francisco general hospital in 1999. i guess his life isn't worth a death discussion right now while we can argue back and forth about -- thank you. >> president chiu: next speaker. >> good afternoon, board and president chiu. if i haven't been tired i might have contacted the san francisco giants parade organizer because after she sang san francisco in the beginning opening, i would have followed it through and came in with -- ♪ california, here i come, right back where i started from, where -- of flowers bloom in the sun at dawning each bird is singing -- don't be late, that's why -- the san francisco giants, aren't they great ♪ open up that golden gate, city winning, giants winning, here we come. on the way over i was kind of thinking, it's kind of still kind of sad because -- ♪ you don't bring former supervisor ed jew flowers anymore. ♪ you hardly tal
. >> aye. >> all right. >> closed session items, item 17, existing litigation lennon versus city and county of san francisco. item 18, existing litigation cadmin versus city and county of san francisco. item 19, existing claim, chung versus city and county of san francisco. and item 20, existing litigation city and county of san francisco versus pacific run and gun club. >> let the record show that the private session [inaudible]. >> i would like to make a motion not to disclose -- [inaudible]. >> [inaudible]. >> aye. >> [inaudible]. [adjourned] mayor lee, supervisors, come on up. and while they are doing that, let's get started. what a beautiful, beautiful day, give yourselves a round of applause. [ applause ] >> fantastic. this is like winning a pennant and how about those san francisco giants. i actually want to marco scutaro wanna be, but it's not going to work and today i will settle formality city librarian luis herr ra and i would like to welcome each and every one of you to our ceremony today. this is indeed a milestone because it's not only the beginning of construction to a new
. all right. let's do a couple of practice runs before we start eliminating some cities. all right. let's do a pablo sandoval home run. pablo, give me a fake swing. he hit its high. he hits it deep and he hits it -- already. let's do one more. jeremy, are you ready? take a swing. and the pitch to affeldt. and the pitch -- swing and a miss. [laughter] >> hey, no, we will do it this time. do you trust me? come on, seriously. come on. all right. we're going to do it anyway. are you ready? and the pitch to affeldt. he hits it high. he hits it deep and he hits it -- >> audience: out of here. >> now, this has to be louder because we're eliminating cities and teams. are you ready? they were supposed to be better than us after a bunch of trades. the los angeles dodgers are -- all right. the giants. they're down to two games of cincinnati. they win three straight. the reds are? >> audience: out of here! >> it has to be louder for the next two. are you ready? the giants go to st. louis and need to win there and back home. the st. louis cardinals are? >> audience: ou
these last 20 some odd years to also being able to assist with the city's policies and regards to being a member of the health commission. and i am so proud that today we're seeing the culmination of research facilities that as mayor lee has pointed out will become part of our world class innovation for san francisco. so, coming from trying to serve individuals who had aids all the way to the final answer, as i heard dr. bookbinder tell us that the health commission was on the verge of what i hope was in this building we're going to be able to do, we from the health commission are extremely proud that our city has been able to be at the forefront on a national and world level. i congratulate everybody. i thank president obama. i thank all of our federal, state, and local officials who have continued to support the effort of the health department of our private practitioners, of all those who are here in this final effort to end the epidemic of aids. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you. next i'm going to introduce supervisor scott weaner from district 8 who is going to -- always
in your district? we might be representing districts, but we are one city fundamentally. [ applause ] and just like your great supervisor david chiu supports things that happen in my district i want to support north beach and this part of the city. even more important, this project, this fight about the north beach branch library, about joe dimaggio, fundamentally was about whether we were going to be moving forward as a city. whether we were going to focus just on the past or also on the future of our city. whether we were going to focus on what recreation was like 25 or 50 years ago or what needs to happen today and in the future in san francisco? and we won that battle and we sent a clear message that that city has a strong future for everyone and we're going to make it happen. thank you and congratulations. [applause] >> thank you, scott. appreciate it. i did mention that the library is thriving? did i mention that last year we had 7.2 million visitor to our libraries? it's exciting to know that and it's the only larguishan library that did not suffer any reductions or cutback
, to my knowledge, were going to be here.k5z!w but mr. maffei works for the city of san francisco as an?0 attorney. he also would be -- and he's been to several meetingsa he's shown a great interest on the commission. and he also would be a very special asset to theoi#iz because of his connection with various entities in the city?p7 including the sheriff's department and the potential we have for advocating:empñr veterans court and so on. finally,5j!!d÷ dr. matto, who is a psychiatrist and has special insight into the problems of post-traumatic stress disorder and so on. hes0ñh be an excellent -- so i ask you to hold your decision, finally in abeyance until you have had an opportunity to speak to those other two gentlemen. otherwise i advocate for mr. gallagher. thank you. >> chair kim: actually both our office and the clerk did try to contact mr. matto and he didn't respond to either calls. i don't know if you have his contact but see if he's on his way. same for mr. maffei. >> i spoke with him recently.
like ocean city are experiencing rain and kicked up surf. more on the conditions in a bit. first we will check with the weather. >> we're watching that storm. it is producing massive weather here. not quite as bad as up the coast and but some rain, chilly rain, mixed at times with sleet and what snow. especially north of baltimore. the real impact is being felt farther north. it is an area that relate does not want to deal with this right now. moderate to heavy snow. winds gusting to 43 mph att laguardia in the past hour. some of our brain may mix with snow overnight as the storm goes away. another very nasty nor'easter. more on how to ocean city is dealing with the storm. >> it appears to ocean city has dodged yet another bullet shot at it by mother nature. all we are dealing with right now as you can see here on the boardwalk is light rain. as far as winds are concerned, we saw sustained winds throughout the day anywhere from 15-25 m.p.h. with us here and there at about 30-35 mph. one similarity -- waves from 6- 10 feet, was on par with what we saw during santee. the same low lyin
are offering twice as much that would go to the general fund of the city, twice as much. that is millions and millions. they don't want to do that. they want to give it to the cab companies. we have no problem. they want a strong taxi industry. fine want but the thing is the people. see i talked to an attorney and brought me an tamp and me as a taxi driver could understand. if an old woman illegal working in a household for 15, 20 years and that lady doesn't have a contract and they can't kick her out. there is a binding contract there. it's the same as us. if i could work for mcdonald's minimum wage and vacation and medical and everything and come up to 15, 16 hours. after a few years i could be a manager of the store. after another five years i could be manager of the street and then the city and could move up. they promised us if you come and work as a cab driver without medical, without vacation, without sick leave, without anything then our bones, our backs hurt. we cannot push us old age over 60 years old and then we get a medallion to help pay our bills. that is what it's
and applause] that's better. the detroit tigers. and that can only happen in the greatest city in the world, san francisco! [cheers and applause] >> "san francisco, open your golden gate". (music). [cheers and applause] "san francisco, when i get home again i'm coming home". [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome giants' announcer renel brooks moon. >> what's up everybody? hello san francisco giants fans. [cheers and applause] how are you doing? this is so nice. we had to do it twice; right? thank you all for coming out today. and ladies and gentlemen it is my honor to welcome you to the official city celebration honoring your 2012 world series champions san francisco giants. now, as we gather together as a community today to celebrate this joyous occasion we do want to take a moment first to recognize those impacted by hurricane sandy and mourn the lives loft from this disaster. of course the giants share a deep history with new york and our prayers go out to everyone on the east coast affected by this disaster and the red cross in those regions they really nee
that it is hard to imagine what would not be covered in light of yours and the city attorney's of san francisco's description. >> sure. and maybe, internal communications about we are going to meet to discuss this at such and such a time. i don't know if who is assigned to the investigation, if that necessarily would be confidential, or how many people are assigned. i don't know if that will be disclog be too much. i certainly would think that the controller's office would want to explain why it is... or should not be disclosed. >> any other thoughts from the commissioners on this? >> in a theoretical file, not the one at issue, are matters such as the timing of meetings, or strictly procedural matters included in the correspondence files of an investigate oral matter. >> generally strictly procedural, and for example, when you talk about a meeting time, that is embedded within the procedure process, for instance if i am going to meet with a complaintant and you document your notes, i met with this complaintant at this time and here is what we discussed. so you would see it in >> that, i think,
this is a live picture of new york city, dealing with snow. closer to home, a different situation, but still watching for the possibility of snow flurries in parts of our region. closer to home, we are hearing reports of sleet coming down. we are monitoring the situation and the problems that millions are facing in new york. we begin with senior meteorologist bob ryan. >> we have been on the edge of two major storms, sandy and now this nor'easter. this region all radar shows the snow in northern parts of new jersey. we have this little patch of leftover moisture coming through and it has enough in it, and the live doppler in the storm center, the temperatures even though they are in the low 40's, producing a little bit of light sleet but the main thing is the temperatures overnight tonight will stay above freezing. when you hit off to school and work most everything will be out of here. maybe eight lingering sprinkle or snowflake. 35 degrees above freezing, no winter weather advisories or anything. the good thing is after we get through early tomorrow morning sunshine coming back and big cha
city. i am one of the families that, although my father worked here, we couldn't afford to live here. even today i can barely make ends meet to get my family housed. there are three of us living in a studio apartment. so, i know how difficult it is to find affordable housing. and really excited about this opportunity and looking forward to a partnership with the community and the mayor's office of housing and making this work. so, thank you to all of you and everyone that's worked on this. >> sounds like a motion to me. >> indeed it is. >> [speaker not understood]. >> yes, i shouldn't take anything for being involved. i'm very new to this. i checked out the station and it is obviously in need of improvement, [speaker not understood] moving forward with this. >> sounds like a second to me. >> it is. >> just bring up the fact this is such an important connection for city college students to make that area more walkable and the directors might remember we had an e-mail from the city college student a few weeks ago who was complaining about something that probably can help resolve that.
leave on february 5, that will cost the city $10,000 in reduced revenue from that $3.25 million. it's $10,000 a day for the first week, $20,000 a day for every week thereafter. so clearly there is motivation for us to be timely in our exit. secondly, on the entry, there's only so many days between now and february 4, plus we have -- the worst time of the year to put this all together, during the holiday season. so when the construction schedule was coming together, many of these things working in parallel, we found that, because of the one week window next week, where we do not have a board meeting, that one week was absolutely critical from a standpoint of ordering furniture and other expenses that the landlord will front as is typical in a landlord-tenant agreement. the landlord will front money on an executed lease, but not on a non-executed lease. so reasonably so, we needed to get this item to this board to see the lease approved before further expenditures would be made by the landlord on our behalf, or really on their behalf in order to secure us as a tenant. so i hope that h
an amazing team of people. they not only oversee and set the priorities for hiv prevention in the entire city and serve as really, again, one of the flagship prevention programs globally in making decisions about how to have the biggest impact on driving down new infections. but they're also a world class research organization that does research on testing, on linkage to care, community viral load, treatment of substance use as a way to prevent new hiv infections. and she, again, has a very difficult verse and very talented team and we're really excited to work with them as well. (applause) >> and then finally i want to introduce my staff. we were formally known as the hiv research section. but as you can see we have these other world class research organizations housed in our same institution. so, we've renamed ourselves bridge hiv. and i'm going to tell you a little story because i have sitting here. we got a grant from the tap root organization, which is a group that does pro bono work for nonprofit organizations in a variety of areas. and tim led two of our projects, one of which was to h
elected the two city council candidates that the mayor needed to keep his pension reform agenda on course. nbc's bay area stephanie trong is live in san jose, and the results deepening the ridge between the city and the union. >> that's right, very polarized sides of this situation. the mayor shaep because the two candidates he wanted were voted in yesterday. they will help keep the vote for issues like fiscal and pension reform in his favor. in the meantime, the issue of pension reform has already been tied up in the courts and will likely be that way possibly for years to come. >> don't vote for people who do ugly things. >> reporter: we've heard the back and forth between city hall and the unions. >> we'll be fighting them. >> reporter: tuesday's city council winners seem to be deepening the divide. the union tried to knock out herrera to gain control of the city. >> they reversed the work on pension reform. it was the meanest, most deceptive campaigns ever run. >> we want them to be one of the most honest council. i don't think we have that right now. >> reporter: she says there needs
. today san francisco police arrested a second suspect. 19-year-old nicholas hudson from daly city. >> this person was seen smashing out the window and vandalizing the muni bus on the 29th. >> reporter: the public helped track hudson down. >> and if it wasn't through the use of social media and the help of the public we wouldn't have been able to capture this person. >> reporter: social media helped police arrest 22-year-old gregory from san francisco. he was caught after this picture went viral. police are hoping the public can help do it again. so they are releasing more pictures from that night. take a look at this man, dressed in dark clothing and a baseball p cay. baseball cap. in addition they are looking for this man, the san francisco chronicle caught a photo of him using a barricade to smash the windshield. she dressed in a red and gray striped long sleeved shirt. and police have not found these arsonists we showed you last week. you can see them setting fire to the bus in this video. >> they are all felony crimes. arson damaging the muni bus. reckless acts on the street.
for the commute than the rain which is still near crescent city about to move into eureka over the last three hours moving to the east the entire system is sliding down to the south. timeframe probably after the morning rush hour rain in the north bay around the heart of the bay noon south bay during the afternoon be prepared for sunshine, clouds and showers today. check out these temperatures cooler than yesterday, mid 50s at the coast, mid 50s to possibly 60 for the rest of us definitely coat weather. here's sue with traffic. >>> first thing roadwork golden gate bridge clear, down to one lane on the marin side of the span. elsewhere roadwork eastbound highway 4 at loveridge detour in place. roadwork to marin northbound and southbound 101 intermittent lane closures repaving project. broadway tunnel closed for cleaning until the 16th of this month until 6:00 this morning detour in place there as well. >>> this morning a man is in custody after a pipe bomb was found in his car in san jose. the bomb squad detonated the device after the man was pulled over no one was evacuated a nearby holiday i
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in new york city with the latest. >> for thousands who got their power back, they are in the dark once again because of this nor'easter. a slow recovery effort and hard- hit areas. it is a one two punch. a nor'easter blankets towns and cities. a plunging residents still recovering from hurricane sandy into cold darkness. >> our neighbors and friends -- this is what we are picking out of the water. >> in new york and new jersey, 60,000 customers who got their power back after sandy lost it all again. >> are you frustrated with con ed? >> extremely so. there are good and extremely organized people there, but their response to the storm has been a scandal. >> the nor'easter grabbed at least 1700 flights and stranded thousands of people on the long island railroad, the biggest commuter rail and the country. >> new york city police were forced to) station because of overcrowding. >> i want to go home. mother nature hates us. >> the snowfall forced people in new jersey to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island with was decimated by sandy. >> wh
. >> many offices in history manhattan remain closed. new york city officials have struggled to turn power back on after hurricane sandy hit last week. >>> following an overnight plunge on wall street tokyo share prices are falling thursday morning. the key nikkei arm now currently standing at 8888. that is down 84 points, or just about 1%. investors placing sell orders on especially export-related issues. currencies, the dollar is currently being sold against the yen. worries about u.s. and european economies. the dollar/yen, 79.96-80.01. the euro/yen, 102.01-06. market players are buying the yen, it's regarded as a relatively safe asset amid pessimistic factors. those include the overnight sell-off on wall street, as well as the grim economic outlook for the eurozone which was released on wednesday. take a look at some of the asian indecks as well. australia's index, it is down .75% at 4483. >>> obama's going to spend much of his time until the end of the year trying to avoid the fiscal cliff and we spoke with rich ars katz, editor in chief of "the oriental economist report." >> 50/50 ch
to complain about switchbacks that left them strandd and waiting on strange platforms in the city. according to their own statistics about 41,000 riders a month were left on the street because of switchbacks. we were told switchbacks were implemented in the absence of clumping whenever a bus or train was needod another run. this means that the abandoned riders walk to their destination or waited often in the cold and dark and possibly rain until another bus or metro car arrived. we were shocked and amazing to learn as far as muni officials were concerned this provided after overall benefit to passengers because the vehicles were being deployed where they were needed most. plans for the future of muni included more switchbacks, not fewer as muni now claims. what makes this report more germane is the fact that is muni's 100 anniversary to commemorate the mile stein they adopted the logo "the people's system". it seems if you're going to be the people's system you need to live up to this on lofty label. my fellow jurors that worked on the report will focus on the findings. the first find
the comments. basically what i found on a lot of these city commissions they want to take credit for everything that goes well and avoid responsibility for anything that isn't going well. they want credit for showing up. but they don't want to be bothered with a lot of the work. and we had one member of the commission when there was an argument going on tell one of the witnesses, when they were referred to one of the documents that have been submitted to them and they said, well i don't need to read the documents. and it is time and time again and the reason that i do this is for one simple reason. there are a lot of people who getting up in front of a public body especially on public television, are afraid to do it. they are just afraid to come up to a body and say, you know, i don't like what you are doing and that is just another part of the first amendment to petition government to readdress the grievances. when i started coming here, i tried to be polite, but when you are polite with you folks it gets you nowhere, you get someone who said that well, we follow the law if we have to and you
feel it was worth commenting on the civil grand jury report. what exactly do the citizens of this city get for this $6 million a year? if you kind of price it out, this commission, its operation costs us a half a million dollars a month. half a million dollars a month. and what we just saw, which to me was just a rude goldberg throw it together we have no idea what we are doing, so let's just put something together now and hope to hell it works. i think that the board of supervisors saved your behinds because if they had voted to remove the sheriff it would have gone back to court and the judge would have said, recall is the way that you over turn a lawful election, not this put together, jury-rigged mistake for a procedure that you somehow tried to publicly defend. and if you break it down another way, we stand with your 17 employees in this report, 352,000 dollars per employee per year. and i will be honest with you, i come to these meetings and i can't see you doing a damn thing to make this city any more ethical, or any more open, in fact, what you just did in the last case was say
moving along 101 from crescent city, heading towards -- ukiah over the next hour. the bulk of the system moving east the entire cold pocket of air moving south, rain this morning, after the commute in the north bay moving through the heart of the bay during lunch into the south bay during the afternoon. ahead of that, blustery today with temperatures barely making it up to 60° in the bay and inland only mid 50s at the coast. >>> bumper-to-bumper behind the bay bridge toll good morning happy thursday metering lights on traffic backing towards the macarthur maze carpool lanes and fastrak the way to go once you get past the tolls on the incline section, right lane a stall waiting. on the san francisco sigh of the bay bridge earlier accident harrison street off-ramp is now cleared moderate traffic on the upper deck heading into the city beginning to bunch up east shore drive past golden gate fields into the macarthur maze moving but getting more crowded slight delay bart still reporting 5 to 10 minute delay between south city and colma due to earlier equipment problems on the track that is
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